Pieter Nooten's musical career starts as early as the late 70s. Starting out as the drummer in a local symphonic rock band, Nooten quickly changes to bass guitar and later keyboards, playing in different bands all over the place.
At the height of house squatting culture and New Wave, Nooten meets
Anka Wolbert and Ronny Moorings who just formed Xymox together. During the mid-eighties Xymox records two highly acclaimed albums on 4AD.